Germany Makes Provision For 'Third Gender' Option On Birth Certificates

Starting from November 1 2013, Germany will become the first European country to introduce a 'third gender' option on birth certificates. Parents will be allowed to assign their babies a "third gender" on the birth certificates if the sex cannot be clearly determined, as some children are not born with obvious gender. In other words, parents can opt out of determining their baby's gender thereby giving those born with characteristics of both gender to choose whether to become male or female later in life. The law is intended to help hermaphrodites also known as intersexuals, [people born with both male and female attributes]. 


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